Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of results, event announcements, fight matchups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.

Silva vs. Weidman likely for July

A suitor for Anderson Silva’s UFC middleweight championship may have been found as it is being reported that Chris Weidman will get his shot at the title if everything goes to plan.  The fight would happen during the promotions annual fourth of July weekend card, which is usually one of the strongest cards that the promotion holds each year.  This year, it could happen on July 6.

“The Spider” fought on the Independence Day weekend card last year as he successfully defended his title against Chael Sonnen for the second time.  He followed that performance up with a quick turnaround fight at light heavyweight against Stephan Bonnar in October, making his record in the UFC a perfect 16-0.

However, Weidman has been on the shelf for a while due to injuries.  “The All-American” is perfect in his career with a 9-0 record, winning five of those fights inside the Octagon.  His last time out, Weidman scored a nasty knockout of Mark Munoz in the second round of their fight.

SOURCE: TATAME
Roop vs. Duran added to UFC 158

It was thought that the card at UFC 158 was full, however a fight is being snuck in at the last minute as George Roop will take on Reuben Duran in a bantamweight contest.

Both fighters are in need of a victory, as Duran is 1-2 in the Octagon, while Roop is 1-3.  A pink slip very well could be handed to the fighter who exits the cage with a loss at the event.

UFC 158 takes place on March 16 in Montreal.

SOURCE: MMA Junkie
UFC on Fuel TV 7 medical suspensions

The medical suspensions from the recent UFC on Fuel TV 7 have been released.  The biggest names on the docket are Ryan Jimmo, Dustin Poirier, and Tom Watson as they could all be out for up to six months.  Every fighter that participated, however, was handed a 30 days without fighting and 21 days of no contact.

The suspensions are as follows:

Ulysses Gomez: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact
Phil Harris: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact
Motonobu Tezuka: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact
Vaughen Lee: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact
Stanislav Nedkov: : 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact
Tom Watson: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact, 180 days suspension or negative x-ray (right elbow)
Andy Ogle: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact
Danny Castillo: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact
Renee Fortee: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact
Terry Etim: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact
Matt Riddle: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact
Che Mills: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact
Ryan Jimmo: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact, 190 days or clearance of right thigh
James Te Huna: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact
Jorge Santiago: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact
Gunnar Nelson: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact
Cyrille Diabete: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact
Cub Swanson: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact
Dustin Porier: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact, 180 days or negative x-ray (left ankle)
Michael McDonald: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact
Renan Barao: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact

Photo: Anderson Silva (Sherdog)